Chili-Topped Potatoes

Chili-Topped PotatoesRecipe

Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Cindy Manning Barr

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 38 Minutes


1 pound ground chuck
1 onion, chopped
1 (16-ounce) can pinto beans, undrained
1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
1 (1 1/4-ounce) envelope taco seasoning mix
1 (1-ounce) envelope Ranch-style dressing mix
2 cups water
4 large baking potatoes
Toppings: shredded Cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped green onions


Cook ground beef and onion in a Dutch oven, stirring until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain and return to pan. Stir in pinto beans and next 6 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes.

Scrub potatoes; prick several times with a fork.

Microwave potatoes 1 inch apart on paper towels at HIGH 14 minutes or until done, turning and rearranging after 5 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes. Split potatoes, and top evenly with chili. Serve with desired toppings.

NOTE: If you like less chili on your potato, freeze half of mixture up to 3 months. Thaw in refrigerator, and microwave at HIGH, stirring occassionally, until thoroughly heated.